With no end in sight to the travel restrictions and social distancing that have become a way of life thanks to COVID-19, those who are adventurists at heart are looking for new ways to quench their thirst for life. While the pandemic has impacted millions of lives negatively, we can be thankful that technology has advanced to the level it’s at today. It’s enough to help people maintain some level of sanity while the world waits for life to regain some sense of normalcy.
If you’re itching to get out and experience new places, you’re not alone. Fortunately, adventure is just a click away. See something new by following this ultimate virtual explorer’s guide for 2021.
Get Your Art and Culture On
Browsing the galleries at a museum is a favorite pastime for people all over the world, but since the pandemic struck, it’s become a bittersweet memory for most of us. Fortunately, some of the most famous museums in the world have set up virtual tours so you can experience the next best thing to seeing the galleries in real life.
Take a Hike
Nature lovers are longing for some face time with Mother Nature, but trips to the park are still out of the question for most of us. These days, you can get your nature fix without leaving the couch by enjoying virtual tours of some of the best national parks in the world. Take a virtual trek through some Hawaiian volcanoes, Alaskan fjords, the Carlsbad Caverns, Yellowstone National Park, and many other iconic locales.
See the Seven Wonders of the World
Pandemic or not, getting around to exploring the seven wonders of the world is a bucket list adventure that most of us won’t be so lucky to tick off in a lifetime. Use your spare time and wanderlust during the pandemic to hit up everything from Machu Picchu to the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, and more virtually.
Swim with the Sharks
Go on a virtual ocean adventure without even getting your feet wet. You won’t only be staying safe from COVID-19, but you won’t have to worry about shark bites or jellyfish stings either. Explore coral reefs, go diving with dolphins and sharks, or join a shipwreck expedition virtually.
Get Your Adrenaline Fix
Thrill-seekers are probably missing their roller coaster rides more than anything these days. Lucky for you, there are plenty of virtual reality roller coaster experiences to be had in cyberspace, and you don’t even have to wait in line to enjoy them.
Subscribe to a Travel Vlog
If you spend a lot of time on social media and are longing to explore the world, you should check out some top travel vloggers and live vicariously through them for a while. Whether you want to see weird and wonderful destinations, learn more about different cultures, get a closer look at the various foods people enjoy around the world or experience the most adventurous places on the planet, there’s a vlogger out there with a boatload of content to suit your fancy.
Before You Go
There are a couple of ways you can prepare to optimize your virtual exploration experiences. First, make sure your PC or whatever device you’ll use on your virtual journeys is protected by using a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN keeps your system safe by masking your IP address and encrypting all data that’s sent or received from your device. Get a VPN free trial and give it a shot before you commit.
Follow this guide and get ready to have the adventures of a lifetime right from the comfort of home.